Island News

Port Blair, 16 Aug 2018/--/In times of turbulence and disruption, a nation is blessed to have a leader who rises to become its moral compass and guiding spirit, providing vision, cohesion and direction to his people....
NEW DELHI, 16 Aug 2018/--/The Government of India announces with profound sorrow the death of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister of India on 16th August, 2018, at AIIMS Hospital, New Delhi. As a mark of...
Port Blair, 16 Aug 2018/--/The Andaman Chamber of Commerce and Industry has condoled the demise of former Prime Minister of India, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee. In his message, Mr Girish Arora, President of the Chamber said...

West Bengal & Other States

Guwahati, 11 Aug 2018/--/People in Assam are yet to receive the forms for claims, objections and corrections in the state's National Register of Citizens (NRC), even as the process has been delayed by at least a week from the original schedule. The NRC Sewa Kendras (NSKs) had yesterday started...
Kolkata, 11 Aug 2018/--/Railways have been working to improve its infrastructures and passenger amenities. In recent years, Railways has not only rolled out trains with enhanced facilities but has also been modernizing stations. Swarna Rajdhani & Swarna Shatabdi trains have been introduced with...

Stand Alone

Picture shows the Lt Governor, Admiral D K Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd.) hoisting the National flag on the occasion of 72nd Independence Day...

Hills (Darjelling) News

Gangtok, 11 Aug 2018/--/With the release of Sikkim Krantikari Morcha President P. S. Golay from prison, the political temperature in Gangtok has started rising. On Saturday, in an emergency meeting in his office with...
Gangtok, 11 Aug 2018/--/Students of National Institute of Technology in Sikkim are on a peaceful protest since July 25 demanding a permanent campus for the institute but the issue has not yet been addressed. NIT Sikkim...
DARJEELING, 11 Aug 2018/--/Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leader Binay Tamang was confident on Saturday that tea garden workers of the Darjeeling hills, Terai and Dooars would soon be able to hear good news regarding minimum...

National News

Pithoragarh, 11 Aug 2018/--/Prolonged bad weather and a damaged trek route took a toll on the Kailash-Mansarovar pilgrimage this year with more than half a dozen pilgrims returning midway through the yatra and nearly...
Amethi, 11 Aug 2018/--/Eighteen people involved in various crimes have been arrested under the Amethi police's 'All Out' campaign, an official said today.  A team led by station house officers (SHOs) of nine police...

Business News

Kolkata, 12 Jul 2018/--/SBI Card, one of the country`s leading credit card issuers, today announced the launch of ‘ELA’ (Electronic Live Assistant), a virtual assistant for customer support and services. Driven by...
Kolkata, 12 Jul 2018/--/Panasonic India announced a significant expansion of its line-up of 'Intelligent Home appliances' range comprising of refrigerator, washing machine and microwave. The intelligent range is...

Market Watch

Mumbai, 12 Jul 2018/--/Benchmark Sensex defied gravity for the fifth straight session to close at a fresh lifetime high on Thursday as investors poured money into energy and financial shares amid a robust start to the earnings season. The 30-share Sensex surged 282.48 points to end at 36,548.41,...

North Bengal News

PHANSIDEWA (SILIGURI), 11 Aug 2018/--/The under construction flyover connecting Porbander in Assam and Silchar in Assam collapsed Saturday early morning at Kantibhitta under Phansidewa block at the outskirts of Siliguri...
Raiganj, 11 Aug 2018/--/Collapse of an under construction flyover at Phansidewa area of Siliguri has created panic and anxiety among residents of Chopra where  a flyover on NH-31 had showed gaping cracks. Local people...
BAGDOGRA (SILIGURI), 11 Aug 2018/--/As part of the 72 nd Independence celebrations, Air Force Station Bagdogra, that flagged off its week-long festivities on Thursday, today displayed its air power capabilities through...

Echo World

Washington, 30 Jul 2018/--/US President Donald Trump has called American journalists "unpatriotic" as he accused them of putting lives at risk by their reporting. "When the media - driven insane by their Trump...
Hanoi, 30 Jul 2018/--/Fourteen members of the same family were killed in a car crash in central Vietnam today enroute to a wedding party, including the groom who died instantly when their van hit a container truck,...

Reflex Action

16 Aug 2018/--/Guess governments start to get more and more influenced by the party that forms the government as general elections approach. Witness the BJP-led Modi government. It has become more party-focused than country-concerned these last several months. The impression gaining ground is that...

Editorial

16 Aug 2018/--/Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a Titan among dwarfs. He had a vision of India. Few among his colleagues had anything that can be called a vision. As Prime Minister he knew that he was primus inter pares or first among equals – not above them all.  His innate sense of justice and fair play never deserted him. After the Gujarat communal pogrom of 2002, he asked the then Chief Minister of th...